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    Subdivision 1. Admission requirements; course of instruction. No barber school shall be
approved by the board unless it requires, as a prerequisite to admission, ten grades of an approved
school or its equivalent, as determined by an examination conducted by the commissioner of
education, which shall issue a certificate that the student has passed the required examination, and
unless it requires, as a prerequisite to graduation, a course of instruction of at least 1,500 hours, of
not more than eight hours in any one working day. The course of instruction must include the
following subjects: scientific fundamentals for barbering; hygiene; practical study of the hair,
skin, muscles, and nerves; structure of the head, face, and neck; elementary chemistry relating to
sterilization and antiseptics; diseases of the skin, hair, and glands; massaging and manipulating
the muscles of the face and neck; haircutting; shaving; trimming the beard; bleaching, tinting and
dyeing the hair; and the chemical straightening of hair.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1991 c 282 s 23]
    Subd. 3. Costs. It is permissible for barber schools to make a reasonable charge for materials
used and services rendered by students for work done in the schools by students.
    Subd. 3a. Number of instructors. There must be one registered instructor of barbering
for every 17 students or minor fraction in excess of 17. Instruction must not be performed by
persons not possessing a certificate of registration as an instructor of barbering or a temporary
permit as an instructor of barbering.
    Subd. 4. Building requirements. Each barber school must be conducted and operated in one
building, or in connecting buildings, and a barber school must not have any department or branch
in a building completely separated or removed from the remainder of the barber school.
    Subd. 5. Owner's requirements. Any person may own and operate a barber school if the
person has had six years' continuous experience as a barber, provided the person first secures from
the board an annual certificate of registration as a barber school, keeps it prominently displayed,
and before commencing business:
(1) files with the secretary of state a bond to the state approved by the attorney general in
the sum of $25,000, conditioned upon the faithful compliance of the barber school with sections
154.001, 154.002, 154.003, 154.01 to 154.161, 154.19 to 154.21, and 154.24 to 154.26, and to
pay all judgments that may be obtained against the school, or the owners thereof, on account of
fraud, misrepresentation, or deceit practiced by them or their agents; and
(2) keeps prominently displayed on the exterior a substantial sign indicating that the
establishment is a barber school.
    Subd. 5a. Student permits. All barber schools upon receiving students shall immediately
apply to the board for student permits upon forms for that purpose furnished by the board.
    Subd. 5b. Designated operator. When a person who owns a barber school does not meet
the requirements of this section to operate a barber school, the owner shall notify the board in
writing and under oath of the identity of the person designated to operate the barber school and
shall notify the board of any change of operator by telephone within 24 hours of such change,
exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, and shall notify the board in writing and
under oath within 72 hours of such change.
    Subd. 6. Operation by technical college or state institution. A public technical college
or a state institution may operate a barber school provided it has in its employment a qualified
instructor holding a current certificate of registration as a barber instructor and provided that
it secures from the board an annual certificate of registration and does so in accordance with
sections 154.001, 154.002, 154.003, 154.01 to 154.161, 154.19 to 154.21, and 154.24 to 154.26
and the rules of the board for barber schools but without the requirement to file a performance
bond with the secretary of state.
History: (5846-7) 1927 c 316 s 7; 1929 c 270 s 7; 1935 c 229 s 3; 1945 c 160 s 3; Ex1967 c
31 s 2; 1969 c 567 s 3; 1971 c 150 s 1; 1973 c 254 s 3; 1977 c 430 s 25 subd 1; 1985 c 248 s 70;
1Sp1985 c 14 art 9 s 75; 1987 c 258 s 12; 1988 c 476 s 2; 1989 c 246 s 2; 1991 c 282 s 8-12;
1998 c 398 art 5 s 55; 2003 c 130 s 12; 2004 c 269 art 3 s 7; 2005 c 27 s 9

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